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Founded in 1896, Clarkson University. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 3,268 full time undergraduate students, and 1,116 full time graduate students.
The Clarkson University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 245 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Clarkson University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,24% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 69% were in the top quarter, and 35% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Clarkson University.
77 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.
65 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
77 Students rated campus food 2.6 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.
77 Students rated campus facilities 3.3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
77 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
77 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
77 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated Clarkson University
It is a good school if you're 100% certain what you want to do. Would not suggest if you're *not* going into engineering or STEM- anything humanities is an absolute miss. If you ever want to be able to take art, history, political science, etc. don't go here. We have classes but they either over fill so quick only seniors get them or they're super limited topic wise.
Socializing in party terms is not really a thing, there's parties but they're club affiliated or generally meh frat parties in town.
The grad students are pretty racially diverse but undergrads not so much. The LGBTQ+ population is bigger than expected and there is a LGBTQ club, but the general slightly conservative, very white middle-upper class students are not always the kindest. I've heard more slurs and general shitty things re race, politics, homophobia here than in my very ultra conservative southern town. Just because its NY doesn't mean its NYC. The staff are very chill and supportive and take complaints seriously.
Academic wise it can't be beat for engineering, business seems well funded and functional and the other departments have really passionate staff. The support staff (the D&I office, student support services, etc) are super involved and if you bother to open emails it is really easy to get involved on campus.
Clarkson is very much a school that forces its students to find their own way to succeed. A Clarkson education drives students to learn both independently and in a team/group setting, which in the end leads to the school's outstanding job-placement numbers. At the same time though, professors and some faculty are lacking when it comes to caring about and helping their students to succeed.
Clarkson is a great school for academics. The professors are some of the best around and are always willing to help, especially in the business school. The freshman business program is unmatched along with the career fair that they host each semester. On the other hand, residence life is not very good. Facilities are old and not maintained well and repairs are almost never done. Also dining options on campus are limited and of poor quality. Overall, Clarkson is great if you can get past the poor dining and living accommodations.
As a transfer student into this university I have the unique perspective that I've seen another university as a student. I love Clarkson, it has a super accepting community and tons of ways to get involved. Clarkson's strive to improve the community and environment is important to me and I absolutely love the community it has created for me.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Clarkson University is 68%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Don't be affraid to try new things. College is supposed to be the best years of your life. Don't be affraid to open up and get out of your comfort zone. Relax and ejoy the ride.
Argueably almost all students (males outnumbering females 3-1) excelled academically in high school math and science and are on track for an advanced degree and career in engineering or research or both.
Students at Clarkson are very competitive. In most dorm hallways, students can be seen writing physics equations on the walls and discussing how to attack certain problems. For freshman engineering majors, students spend a lot of time studying together. Being a small school, many professors are able to acknowledge a student by their name.
My major at Clarkson is a new and exciting major that is the first of its kind. The Engineering and Management major is one of only two majors to have both and engineering and business accreditation. This unique major integrates core business and core engineering principals into one major.
The thing that I like the most about Clarkson is that as a student body, there is a real feeling of camaraderie.This can be said about any alumni as well. Students at Clarkson feel the same ups and downs with exams, sports teams, and the weather. I also like the fact that we are located in the Adirondacks, and enjoy taking advantage of all that the area has to offer. Within a small 10 mile radius, there are 4 universities, giving the area a real college town feel. Being the Activities Chairman of the University, I try to create events that the entire student body would like to participate in furthering a feeling of togetherness.One of the most frequent complaints from our mostly male populated school is the gender ratio. This is something that the administration has looked into, and over the past few years, due to different advertising techniques, the ratio has slowly improved.
"The odds are good but the goods are odd.". This is totally true of the Clarkson population, although every year there are more girls, and the nerdy guys, while you may never want to date them, make great friends.
A community of students.
My school is best known for their engineering department as well as their business entrepreneurship program. Clarkson is ranked #11 for "Best Engineering Colleges By salary Potential" according to the 2013-2014 PayScale College Salary Report. Their graduate business program is ranked #12 in the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report 2013. They are also very well known for their internship opportunities offered, and is ranked #1 in the nation for graduates with the most internship experience by U.S. News & World Report 2013.
The most popular club on campus is Ski Club. The area is home to some of the best skiing in the Northeast(White Face, Gore, and Jay peak). Typically a student will meet their closest friends within a student major on their freshman dorm floor. Most students leave their doors open and have a welcoming attitude. The student body as a whole supports the Hockey team, it is Clarkson's only division 1 sport. There is also a strong Greek presence at Clarkson. All of the Greek houses are located off campus. Most student will frequent these places on the weekends. Resident Life also provides alternate forms of entertainment of the weekends for those who do not wish to drink.
Being a small school, Clarkson offers students direct exposure to fields of study outside of ones primary concentration. The opportunity to interact with those students and hear their ideas is invaluable.
Someone who is focused on their future and is ready to get ahead of others with real-world learning skills, carrer-related internships, and scintific research.
I can't remember anything I wish I'd known. However, I did know that the Outing Club hosted freshman hiking trips, and this helped me get to know a few people here, who introduced me to a few more people here. When you're out camping in the woods with people you don't know that well, you make good friends fast.
It gets really, really cold.
Someone who isn't into academics and doesn't want to work hard.
I choose Clarkson University because they had a program called The Clarkson School. This is a program where high school students can forgo the rest of their high school years to enter Clarkson as a freshman. The program provides a huge amount of support and encouragement. The staff is amazing and I do not regret missing out on my senior year of high school to come to Clarkson. I decided to stay at Clarkson because I loved the atmosphere, the academics, and all the friends I've made here.
Its hard at first because you're at this small place in the middle of nowhere with physics, calculus, chemistry freshman year, and since there isn't a lot around you, it seems like it consumes you. You jusst have to try and find ways to get your mind off of school by doing off campus things like greek life, or find some fun on campus activity like club sports and hanging with friends.
-upper middle class
For the most part, yes, however this campus still has its select few psycos that fall outside of it, but for the most part the people all have their slight oddities.
Small Campus results in less walking.
The dorms on Clarkson University are pretty large and new. The sizes range from singles to suites in which four people live in two bedrooms and share a bathroom. The dorms are constantly being renovated and worked on.
My classes require hours of studying and homework along with seeing professors outside of class and paying attention in class.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Clarkson University receive some sort of financial aid.
22% were awarded federal grants.
While 72% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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